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South Plainfield Mayoral, Council Race Makes History With Republican Incumbents Returned to Office

November 6, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Months of political sparring in the form of campaign literature and online debates came to a head Tuesday night. On Election Day 2018, thousands of residents took to the polls, returning all three Republican incumbents to the South Plainfield governing body.

South Plainfield voters re-elected Matt Anesh as mayor, making him the first Republican in borough history ...

The Winners are………….


Matthew Anesh (R) 4806

Sandy Doyon (D)  3336


Bengivenga  (R )  4579

Wolak (R ) 4510

Keefe (D) 3520

Zwerko (D) 3390

Board of Education

Doug Chapman 3184

John Farinella  3110

Bill Seesselberg  2522

Sharon Miller  2879

These are the unofficial numbers, we will publish the official numbers as soon as they are ...

Election Day in South Plainfield: Who's Running

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – It’s almost Election Day.  Do you know who and what is on the ballot in South Plainfield?

Here’s a breakdown:

United States Senator:

Column A           Robert Menendez,  Democrat 

Column B           Bob Hugin, Republican

Column C    ...

Mayoral, Council Candidates Discuss Platforms, Positions at Annual Pre-Election Debate

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Close to 150 residents came out for the 2018 ‘Meet the Candidates Night’ held Oct. 24. Co-sponsored by the South Plainfield Business Association and the South Plainfield Observer and held at the senior center,the debate-style event provided the two candidates for mayor and four candidates for borough council the opportunity to present ...

Mischief Night Curfew and Halloween Trick or Treat Guidelines Announced

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Mayor Matthew Anesh instated the 2018 Mischief Night and Halloween Proclamation during the October 15th Council Meeting.  The proclamation was instituted to ensure the safety of all residents of South Plainfield while enabling the community to have an enjoyable Halloween.

All minor residents of the Borough of South Plainfield are required to adhere to a curfew of ...

South Plainfield Library Holds Third Annual Fall Festival

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -  Rainy skies did not deter the community from coming out in droves for the South Plainfield Library’s Third Annual Fall Festival on October 13th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the library, located at 2484 Plainfield Avenue.  The event was free and featured pumpkin decorating, games, crafts, treats, prizes, temporary tattoos, photo ops, snacks, and more.  The ...

Domestic Violence Response Team Holds 4th Annual Candlelight Vigil

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A large and dedicated group of South Plainfield residents and members of South Plainfield’s Domestic Violence Response Team (SPDVRT), held their fourth annual Candlelight vigil at Spring Lake Park. The event which included a candlelight walk around Spring Lake Park was to show support for the victims of domestic violence and to bring awareness of domestic ...


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